TASS, May 6. Football players of the Russian national team and St. Petersburg "Zenith" Yuri Zhirkov and Igor Smolnikov avoided injuries in the match of the championship of Russia with the Moscow "Locomotive". This was reported by TASS in the press service of the club.
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On Saturday "Zenith" lost "Locomotive" with a score of 0: 1 in the away match of the 29th round of the Russian Football Premier League. At the 81st minute Smolnikov was replaced, as he could not continue the match because of an ankle injury. Zhirkov was replaced in the 68th minute, on the bench he was given a small medical aid.
"Igor Smolnikov and Yuri Zhirkov were not injured and will work in the general training group after two days off, which the team received", – the press service informed. "Zenith".
Zhirkov and Smolnikov are players of the Russian national team, which will play in the home world championships this summer.
"Zenith" occupies the fifth place in the standings of the championship of Russia after 29 rounds. The team has 50 points.